Our Latest News

Explore Three Capes this August

12/07/2018

Tasmania's award-winning Three Capes Track has been a runaway hit with walkers, with more than 28,000 local, national and international visitors completing it since it opened in December 2015.More

Flags fly at Mount Nelson once again

26/06/2018

Tasmania's first signal station has been restored more than 200 years since it began operation on Mount Nelson.
More

Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Improved Management for Overland Track

27/05/2004

Ken Bacon, MHA
Minister for Tourism, Parks and Heritage

The Parks and Wildlife Service will develop and implement a plan to strategically guide the future management, presentation and marketing of the Overland Track, the Minister for Tourism, Parks and Heritage, Ken Bacon said today.

"An Overland Track management team has begun work on the plan which will address the issues of increasing use and impacts on the World Heritage Area values as well as visitor safety," said Mr Bacon.

"This comprehensive project plan is being prepared to implement a vision for the Overland Track, which I intend to release shortly," Mr Bacon said.

Mr Bacon said that there is a high demand for experiences on the Overland Track and there are concerns about degradation and overcrowding.

"Although there have been improvements to the infrastructure on the Overland Track, a strategic approach to management of the track is needed if its use is to be sustainable in the future," he said.

"In recognition of the significance of the Overland Track, the Parks and Wildlife Service has allocated increased staff resources to this issue with the recent appointment of a senior ranger and a project officer dedicated to this project."

This initiative is part of the State Government's commitment to progressing Tasmania Together Goal 21 - Value, protect and conserve our natural and cultural heritage.